The median contractor rate for a Tester was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
South East / Surrey
Rank 82 84 72
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 9 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.78% 1.31% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.37% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 19
Median daily rate £318 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.01% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £316 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -2.69% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.57 £44.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year -42.22% +36.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1090 1244 1357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.05% 96.14% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 807 737
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 99 60
Median hourly rate £14.75 £30.00 £25.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.83% +16.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey that featured Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Surrey

Tester
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leatherhead +20 2 £318 -16.99% 1
Reigate -9 2 £313 -13.79%
Guildford - 1 - - 5
Tester
South East

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) Selenium
2 10 (58.82%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
3 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
3 5 (29.41%) BDD
4 4 (23.53%) API Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) QA
5 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Management
6 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (11.76%) Kanban
6 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
6 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
6 2 (11.76%) Banking
6 2 (11.76%) Subversion
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) SOAP
6 2 (11.76%) Java

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.76%) Protractor
3 2 (11.76%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.76%) Subversion
3 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.76%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.88%) MSTest
4 1 (5.88%) NeoLoad
4 1 (5.88%) NUnit
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
1 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Behat
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) BDD
2 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
2 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
2 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) API Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.76%) QA Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Test Management
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Nimble Storage
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) VMware